ARCHITECT, Italian
(active 1027-1095 in Lombardy)

Exterior view from the south-west

1027-95
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Sant'Abbondio, Como (Lombardia)

Sant'Abbondio in Como was reconsecrated as a Benedictine abbey church in 1095, concluding the construction of an all-stone version of Lombard Romanesque architecture. It was begun in 1027 with an ambitious five-aisle plan. Its twin towers anticipate the second tower of Sant'Ambrogio, Milan by at least three decades.